A pilot career in best option and future of pilot is very bright in India. A Pilot is an Air Crew Officer also known as Commuter Pilot, Aviator, Airline Transport Pilot, Airline Pilot, Aircraft Pilot, and Airline Captain who operates flying controls of an aircraft. Pilot is a part of aviation industry. Being a Pilot, candidate can enjoy fast-paced, rewarding and exciting lifestyle. Also get an opportunity to travel around the world. Career as a Pilot

In India, there are various pilot training institutions that offer various training courses mention belo. You can pursue any of it after completing your 12th.  

  • Student Pilot License (six month duration)
  • Private Pilot License (one year duration)
  • Commercial Pilot License (three years duration)

To become a Pilot student must complete 12th standard in science stream and have to secure 50% marks in 12th. Another skills includes student should have a good IQ level and problem solving skills, physically fit, good eyesight, good communication skills, and should good in making decisions.

Here is a list of some famous institutes that offer Pilot training:

  • Rajiv Gandhi National Flight Training Institute
  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, Rae Bareli
  • Institute of Aviation and Aviation Safety
  • Government Aviation Training Institute, Bhubaneswar
  • Puducherry Thakur College of Aviation
  • Government Flying Club, Lucknow
  • Orient Flight School, Chennai

You can take direct admission in these institutes but you have to clear an entrance exam and must be physically fit as per the standards of the aviation industry. To get training in private institutes you have to pay approx. Rs. 15-20 lakhs. Fees will be increase or decrease as per the license you need.

Job Profile:

  • Co-Pilot
  • Chief Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Airline Pilot
  • Captain
  • Commuter Pilot
  • First Officer
  • Experimental Test Pilot

Top Recruiters:

  • AirAsia
  • Air India
  • IndiGo
  • India Jet Airways
  • SpiceJet
  • Alliance Air
  • Air India Charters Ltd
  • Air Costa

Also Checkout: Top 10 Careers in Data Science that are Shaping the Future